Making Job Hunting a Piece of Cake: Bobby Heath Success Story
By: Tori Kammer, Development & Communication Manager
Bobby Heath has been off the job for nearly two years due to medical reasons, and was looking to rejoin the workforce. After hearing about Urban Upbound, our incredible track record, and success rate in helping our clients secure employment, he assumed it was just too good to be true.
“I was hesitant to call. I’m not one to let my guard down easily. I thought this was just like every other organization promising success… but I couldn’t be more wrong,” Bobby says.
Bobby got started by attending our three day orientation program and had the opportunity to engage with our team and other community members looking for work. He prepared his resume, brushed up his interviewing skills, and found various job opportunities available through Urban Upbound.
“The orientation was three days of open conversations, where everyone was included. I felt comfortable sharing my experience and the staff encouraged us to offer our own insight to the group. That’s what made it so enjoyable,” Bobby shares.
Bobby’s ultimate goal was to find a job that met his unique skill set and would allow for a good work/life balance. With the help of Urban Upbound, Bobby was able to secure a position at St. John’s Boys Home as a Group Counselor.
To celebrate his new position and express his gratitude, Bobby stopped by to surprise the Urban Upbound team with a delicious cake!
“The cake really meant a lot to all of us. It’s the small things are what make our job worthwhile. We all love to see our clients succeed,” says Van Holmes, Assistant Director of our LIC Jobs-Plus Program.
Bobby encourages anyone who is interested to take advantage of Urban Upbound’s services. “Take a chance on yourself and don’t get discouraged. These are the programs that really help people and will change our community.”
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